Welcome to Rapp Strategies

Trusted strategy that empowers your vision

 

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At Rapp Strategies, we: 

Shape Understanding

Manage Risk

Strengthen Reputation

Advance Good Ideas

We make your outreach and engagement plans more effective

We help you navigate complex issues and mitigate risk to your organization

We work with you to protect your good name and build reputational capital

We help you manage challenges and seize opportunities so you can reach your goals

 

Services we provide:

  • Strategic counsel
  • Risk/reputation management
  • Scenario planning and preparation for crisis communications
  • Digital strategy, including web development and social media management
  • Grassroots engagement
  • Material development
  • Media relations
  • Opinion research
 

mEET THE tEAM

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TODD RAPP

PRESIDENT & CEO

For three decades in public service and the private sector, Todd Rapp has been part of strategies that are address some of our region’s most complex and important issues, including:

  • Transforming and stabilizing our energy supply
  • Reinvesting in public infrastructure
  • Adapting to changing demographics
  • Advancing public health goals
  • Rethinking economic growth strategies

Working with individual businesses and organizations, Todd has partnered to develop and implement strategic plans that have:

  • Advanced long-term business goals
  • Repositioned organizations
  • Protected and enhanced reputations
  • Predicted threats and prevent crises

Prior to joining Himle Horner in 2001, a predecessor to Rapp Strategies, Todd was Director of Government Affairs for Northern States Power and served in numerous leadership positions in state government and politics. 

RITA BEATTY

ACCOUNT SUPERVISOR

Throughout 15 years in local newsrooms, Rita developed extensive expertise in media relations and strategy. She also has a decade of crisis, internal and external communications experience at a large Minnesota non-profit. Her excellent technical skills coupled with her project management experience keep client’s strategic plans on time and on task.

Skills and experience:

  • Strategic counsel
  • Complex issue management 
  • Communications plan development and implementation
  • Crisp writing skills honed by experience with newspapers, newsletter content, news and documentary film scripts, social media and other digital copy, fact sheets and more
  • Media relations

SARAH OLIVER

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Rapp Strategies allows Sarah to blend two things she loves: public policy and communications. With a focus on digital, she brings a strategic and analytical viewpoint to each project she works on.

Skills and experience:

  • Political and issue communications
  • State legislative experience
  • Grassroots advocacy and management
  • Digital strategy
  • Social media content creation
  • Paid social media advocacy campaigns
  • Event planning and management

AARON ROUNDTREE

ACCOUNT TEAM

With experience in both state and local government, Aaron has primarily focused on the issue areas of equity and education policy. He has proven his ability to engage and interact with diverse communities on a variety of issues.

Skills and experience:

  • Journalistic writing
  • Research
  • Storytelling skills
  • Civic and political engagement
  • State government experience

ANNA PAULSON

ACCOUNT TEAM

Several years working for a bestselling Minnesota author has allowed Anna to develop sharp writing and editorial skills. As a creative communicator and critical thinker, Anna is enthusiastic about elevating awareness through the power of story.

Skills and experience:

  • Creative writing
  • Content research and drafting
  • Editing and proofreading
  • Digital advocacy
  • Social media content creation and management

ANDREA MAGAÑA

ACCOUNT TEAM

A passionate individual and innovative problem-solver. Previous experience working in newsrooms and the non-profit, private business, and government sectors has helped Andrea develop capabilities in broad range of communication areas.

Skills and experience:

  • Social media strategy and analysis
  • Research and information analysis
  • Legislative knowledge
  • Fluent Spanish language skills

Get in touch

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Our Office

333 South 7th Street
Suite 2400
Minneapolis, MN, 55402
United States

612.843.4500